Connecticut's Councils of Governments (COGs) serve as forums for regional coordination, long range transportation and regional planning, inter-municipal cooperation, and service sharing. Hear how COGs around the state are uniquely addressing long range planning and engaging toward solutions for challenges faced by municipalities in their regions. COG directors and staff will briefly present on successes, innovations, and future directions and will include time for a question and answer session at the end.
Mr. Filchak has served as NECCOG's Executive Director since 1995 and served as Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Agriculture for Governor Weicker. Mr. Filchak served on the MORE Commission, Transportation Strategy Board, Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations and newly formed captive insurance company to address crumbling foundations. Read More
Matt Fulda is the Executive Director of the Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments (MetroCOG) a regional planning organization for the greater Bridgeport, CT. He has a Master’s in Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School at the University of California Santa Barbara and Bachelor’s degree in Geography ... Read More
Samuel Gold, AICP has been Executive Director of Lower CT River Valley COG in Essex since 2014 and prior to that was the director of the Central Naugatuck Valley COG in Waterbury. Samuel has a master's in urban planning from the University at Buffalo and bachelor's degrees in ... Read More
Since 2004 Lyle Wray has served as executive director of the Capitol Region Council of Governments www.crcog.org. He serves as chief executive for Connecticut’s largest regional planning organization serving Hartford, Connecticut and the surrounding region of 38 cities and towns with a population one million.
He served ... Read More
Rick is the Executive Director of the Northwest Hills Council of Governments. He has held this position since January 2014, assisting local officials with various regional planning activities. He is a certified professional planner, and has a Master's degree in Resource Management from Syracuse University. He and his wife ... Read More